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The subject is as the title states. The difficulty here was our bird flying through an area of mixed light so timing was crucial to avoid (as much as possible) a half-lit subject.

Having the patience and waiting until the Owl reaches the fully lit area and using significant -EC makes for a great dark non-distracting background in my opinion.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Sep 2012 - 5:02 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-5/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:long-eared owl flight
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:3 Sep 2012 - 8:19 AM
Tags:Flight, Long eared owl, Owl, Owl flight, Owl photography, Pets / captive animals, Photography tuition, Wildlife / nature
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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
3 Sep 2012 - 8:57 AM

You caught the moment here. Great capture. Well lit.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

A great image of this most graceful of our Silent Predators.

Regards Nathan

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 11:52 AM

Good narrative Phil......Sharp exactly where it should be on the birds eyes.....

Ade

philhomer
philhomer  446 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 6:20 PM

i ate a lot of fish fingers as a kid Tongue

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